Melting Moments

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: About 18 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Melting moments cookies are a delightful little sugar cookie guaranteed to melt the heart of the lucky person you bake them for! Here’s the easy recipe.


  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened


  1. Stir cornstarch, powdered sugar and flour together with a whisk.
  2. Mix in butter until it forms a soft dough. Refrigerate for one hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 300. Roll dough into small balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  4. Press down slightly with a fork. Bake for 15-20 minutes until edges are lightly browned.
  5. Cool for 5 minutes, then remove to a rack. Shake powdered sugar over the top (I like to do this by putting the sugar in a small fine mesh strainer and shake-shake-shaking over the top of the cookies!).
  6. Immediately bring the first one to someone you love and give it to them with a kiss.